For the past year, we’ve been working on something big. Something so big, it requires an unnecessary amount of exclamation points after this sentence!!! And this gif of a flower shooting rainbows out of its fingertips:
After listening to your feedback since the dawn of Patreon (also known as the year 2013), one thing was clear: you need the best possible tools for growing your creative business, connecting with your patrons, and distributing rewards as smooth as margarine (let’s be real: butter gets enough love).
I am so excited to share with you a new Patreon. We’ve thought long and hard about your creative process and what we can do to make your life as a Patreon creator a rewarding journey for both you and your fans. In short, we’ve reimagined Patreon as a membership platform that makes it easy for you to get paid.
Here is a quick peek of some brand new things we’re rolling out to you:
Lens is a new way to share photos and videos exclusively with your patrons from mobile. We built Lens to address a huge creator need: a way to easily reward patrons by bringing them behind-the-scenes, into the day-to-day process. With Lens, creators can show their patrons things other fans don’t see, like process photos and behind-the-scenes looks at the things they’re already making (videos, music, comics, anything). Within seconds, creators can capture a seemingly-simple moment and deliver it to the fans who want it most.
[Patron Relationship Manager](https://learn.patreon.com/features-and-integrations/patron-relationship-manager/)
Our research shows that creators want the ability to learn about their patrons on an individual basis. The new Patron Relationship Manager (PRM) will be the source of truth for every patron. The complete redesign from the the previous Patron Manager tool gives creators confidence that we are setting out to make all new products as simple, yet comprehensive as possible.
Redesigned creator navigation
Gone are the days when you have to hunt for the tools you use to run your Patreon page. Our new creator navigation toolbar surfaces the most important features needed to access and manage your business.
We’re excited to be teaming up with premium livestreaming platform Crowdcast to make it incredibly easy for you to offer livestreams as a reward to your patrons on Patreon. This integration gives you the power to create livestreams that are visible to all of your patrons, specific reward tiers, or publicly.
[Automated Early Access](https://learn.patreon.com/features-and-integrations/posting-and-reward-fulfillment/early-access/)
When we surveyed creators about the feature they want most on Patreon, 37% chose Early Access. Our new Early Access feature makes it easier than ever for you to reward your patrons without having to create any extra content — simply take the great stuff you’re already making and allow patrons to see it early before other fans.
It’s important to note that these features are being released to creators in batches, so you might not immediately see everything from within your account just yet. Fear not! We will make sure that the moment it’s available to you (very very soon), you’ll be notified.
I hope these new tools give you the freedom and flexibility to build, grow and manage a thriving community on Patreon while allowing you to focus on doing what you love. I cannot wait to see what you create. Cue confetti.